A place for those who care for and about people with epilepsy - caring for yourselves as well as those around you.

Topic: Family & Friends

Created By: jackieoh | 2004-12-06 10:57 | 1020 Views | 16 Comments

My husband had epilepsy and had surgery a little over two months ago. He has had auras on and off for the past two days, no seizures. However, when I called his doctors office the nurse said...

Created By: sssmom | 2004-12-06 07:00 | 427 Views | 6 Comments

My son has been having seizures since birth, but at 10 months has finally got a diagnosis of epilepsy -- complex partial seizures.  He has several medical issues and is currently being followed by...

Created By: robin510 | 2004-12-05 20:26 | 1678 Views | 19 Comments

Hi,My son was diagnosed in spring 2003 after several mild seizures. He has been on carbitrol since then -150 mg 2xday. Yesterday his neurologist increased the dose to 200mg 2xday. He has been...

Created By: mexican_fire | 2004-12-03 15:01 | 302 Views | 0 Comments

I don't remember if I already did this on this site.But, My mom bought a baby monitor because I have a really bad habit that includes having noct urnal TCs.  She can't hear them half the time, and...

Created By: mjsmom | 2004-12-03 11:34 | 399 Views | 1 Comment

Hi...my 6-year old daughter has had post-Encephalitis seizures for about 2 years now.  We have been through several (almost all) medications, usually 3 at a time.  The newest we are trying is...

Created By: cjsmom | 2004-12-02 17:41 | 378 Views | 1 Comment

      Day 1 - CJ had a fever all day took 2 long naps but was eating and acting normal. When I got home at 6:30pm I took his temp it was 102.4 I gave him Tylenol. He eat, had Motrin at bed...

Created By: ryanmichelle | 2004-12-02 11:56 | 304 Views | 1 Comment

Hi My name is Michelle. My 15 month old son was diagnosed with epilepsy early this morning. We have an appointment to see a ped neuro here in town on the 17th, but I was wondering if anyone had...

Created By: learner | 2004-12-02 11:05 | 356 Views | 3 Comments

Hello All,I have been reading with interest the many posts on various topics.  Here is the quick version of my situation.  I am dating a fine woman who had many serious seizures every day from...

Created By: pretty-in-pink | 2004-12-02 07:24 | 443 Views | 4 Comments

Hello, I'm new here and need to vent!Last March my husband, 8 year old daughter and I were in the car heading to church. Our daughter started kicking the back of my seat and I had to tell her...

Created By: akelton | 2004-12-01 09:19 | 626 Views | 6 Comments

I am new to this site. My husband was diagnosed with JME when he was 13. Until recently (he's 29 now), he's averaged about one tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizure about every 15 months. However, in...

Created By: evelyn3213 | 2004-11-30 09:31 | 740 Views | 7 Comments

I AM A 37 YEARS OLD, MOTHER OF TWO. DIAGNOSED AS EPILEPTIC PATIENT SINCE 1983 AND USING DILANTIN (PHENYTOIN) DAILY. MY JOB PUTS ME UNDER A LOT OF STRESS. IS THERE ANY LAW THAT PROTECTS OR HELP...

Created By: momof1 | 2004-11-28 18:56 | 1498 Views | 24 Comments

About 4 months ago now I had a seizure while driving. I hit a building. I woke up handcuffed in the back of a police car. I asked where I was. The officer told me I was drunk and had an...

Created By: jimbo747 | 2004-11-28 14:07 | 616 Views | 2 Comments

Hi,A relative of mine has a child of 8 years old. About 12 weeks ago he suffered a minor head injury whilst playing at school. He was taken to hospital and released.Since then, we have become...

Created By: mspellman | 2004-11-27 23:03 | 369 Views | 1 Comment

Hello all!  My 13 year old son had his first seizure in November 2003.  After 3 weeks of one seizure after another and numerous tests (EEGs, MRIs), a diagnosis was finally confirmed of right TLE...

Created By: jani | 2004-11-27 11:25 | 297 Views | 0 Comments

Many State's have a First Aid Council and also the Department of Health at the State Level and let them know of these problems with the restraints and that it is not necessary for someone who has...

Created By: usmale | 2004-11-27 11:25 | 3646 Views | 25 Comments

Can someone help me out here? This past weekend, I wound up at the hands of the EMTs of my area. My ride to the ER was a literal nightmare.My question is: Is it just this area of NJ or is it...

Created By: dozer206 | 2004-11-27 05:53 | 335 Views | 1 Comment

Long story, and I'm finding resources about heredity and epilepsy, but.....I'm receiving some preliminary information that my situation of seizures starting at 37 (fairly controlled) and the...

Created By: jnjross | 2004-11-26 12:25 | 312 Views | 1 Comment

my husband had childhood absence epilesy starting at age 6-7 and was given 500mg of dilantin per day till he was 12. his doctor remove him for it and said he had outgrown it. now he's 25 and i...

Created By: momof1 | 2004-11-25 19:54 | 1992 Views | 37 Comments

Today was a support group barbeque.I was planning to go. My daughter was going to come just so I wouldn't be alone. I have never been and was nervous. She changed her mind. I had a hard time,...

Created By: ozepilepsy2004 | 2004-11-24 02:27 | 217 Views | 0 Comments

Hi, <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Would you like the community to have a better understanding of how it feels to be a young person living with...

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